We’ve been enjoying a little preview of spring over the past few days, and Kristabel from IWantYouToKnow is taking this sunny spell as a cue to freshen up her wardrobe. Read on for her roundup of the best SS17 pieces you can wear right now, and get ready to cast those jumpers aside.
After a frosty start to the year it’s finally March. I always tend to get a little bit over-excited when there’s a change in seasons, until I remember what the Great British Summer is actually like – you know the drill: windy in the morning, raining at lunchtime and boiling in the afternoon. I tend to get super-strategic with my outfit planning, checking the weather and stashing extra layers just in case.
My approach is to shop sensibly, with just the right amount of pieces to refresh your wardrobe that aren’t just heatwaves appropriate. There’s so much on offer this season and thanks to the street-style revolution, individuality is key. To offer a helping hand, I’ve picked out a few non-scary trends from some of my favourite Collect Plus friendly retailers. They’re ideal for this transitional period and you can get the cost-per-wear down by August.
One of my favourite trends in recent seasons has to be the fluted sleeve. There’s something out there for everyone. You can either try something super exaggerated (but face issues when trying to get your jacket on) or something a little more subtle like this Oasis number. This, along with the vibrant floral overlay, makes this little black dress a little more special.
Dress: Oasis daisy-print dress, £50 at John Lewis.
Even though gingham has always been synonymous with Summer, this deconstructed ASOS skirt gives it a bit of a tougher edge for SS17. You’d think that it would be tricky to style what with the asymmetric layers, but it looks great with a poloneck or logo tee. The thing I love the most is the elasticated waist, it’s helpful if you want to adjust the proportions for a crop top or slouchy sweat.
Skirt – ASOS Tall deconstructed midi skirt in gingham, £32.50 at ASOS.
Bag – Radley ‘Millbank’ Chic black leather crossbody, £149 at Radley.
Pastels are one of those forever trends now and pink is the kind of uplifting colour that SS17 needs. This oversized River Island trench will brighten up the most muted of looks and my tip is to pair it with a little androgyny. Mango have plenty of culottes on offer and these are a little bit more exciting than your typical trouser, thanks to the slits. This detail adds a little more movement and they’re great for those indecisive weather days.
Coat, £75 at River Island.
Bag: Radley Northcote Road medium leather backpack, £189 at John Lewis.
March 14th 2017 - by @CollectPlus